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Abbreviations used in Stamp catalogues


Contg=containingVals=valuesM/S=Miniature Sheet
Commems=commemorativesColln=collectionSurch=Surcharge
Accum=accumulationOvpt=OverprintFDC=First Day Cover
CDS=Circular Date StampInvt=InvertedU/M=Unmounted mint
CTO=Cancelled To OrderVFU=Very Fine UsedCW=Commonwealth
Wmk=WatermarkPmk=PostmarkM=Mint but previously mounted
F/U=Fine UsedU=UsedUnused=Stamp without Pmk and without gum
o.g.=Mint but only part of original gum
Ungummed=Stamp without pmk and without gum as issuedPTSA=Priced to sell at
Set to £1=Complete to value quotedVal to £1=incomplete set to value quoted
STC=Stated to Catalogue (by Vendor and unchecked by Auctioneer)H/S=Handstamp
Cat=Catalogue (current Stanley Gibbons unless other quoted)PPC=Picture Postcard
SG=Stanley Gibbons CatalogueCC=Connoisseur Catalogue